Category: Unfair Competition

Cab Companies Sue Uber Over Unfair Competition and False Advertising

Digital ride-booking service Uber is facing a lawsuit from 19 California cab companies. Most recently, a federal judge in San Francisco allowed the cab companies to pursue parts of the case, dismissing allegations of unfair competition. An attorney representing the cab companies argues they have suffered considerable financial damage due to Uber’s misleading statements about the

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California Wine Lawsuit Launched Over Unfair Competition

A proposed class action lawsuit could affect about 30 California winemakers known for selling bottles of wine for less than $10. The lawsuit was filed for wine consumers in California that have purchased one of these 30 brands in the last four years. The lawsuit was filed on March 19 in the California Superior Court

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Viacom Lawsuit Targets Nick-Reboot.com for Cybersquatting

Viacom has filed a lawsuit in California against the website Nick-Reboot.com for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and cybersquatting. The website is claiming fair use as a defense. The website Nick-Reboot.com streams Nickelodeon TV shows from the 1990s and 2000s. The service is free for users willing to watch the programs in a random order; however, a subscription

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Can a Company Be Sued for Making Fake Reviews?

Did you ever think posting fake reviews could get you in trouble? Yelp may be able to answer that question for you. Yelp has launched a lawsuit against Julian McMillan for false advertising, breach of contract, intentional interference with contract and unfair competition. Yelp claims that he placed fake reviews in an effort to support his business.

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Can Unfair Competition and Breach of Contract Lawsuits Be Revived?

An old lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has been revived in California by a U.S. District Court judge. A class action involving 10 plaintiffs is now able to continue after waiting for a period of five years. The tobacco company is being accused of a breach of contract, deceptive practices and unfair competition, because of a

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Novelty Company Sues A&E for Trademark Infringement

A&E is facing a trademark infringement lawsuit based on a popular Duck Dynasty quote, according to The Inquisitr. Court documents state the conflict all started when Uncle Si, one of Duck Dynasty’s cast members, said, “My favorite color is camouflage.” A&E then used the popular phrase to sell t-shirts and other merchandise. Fort Pierce-based Hajn LLC

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Glock Inc. Clears Out Toy Gun Manufacturers

In 2000, Glock Inc., the American branch of the Austrian handgun manufacturer, began a series of trademark infringement lawsuits against toy manufacturers. The defendants in the vast majority of these cases were manufacturers or distributors of toy guns and blank firing guns. Bruni, Sportsman’s Guide, Gamo USA, Academy Toy Company and Daisy all fell under

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Los Angeles Trademark Infringement Lawyer | Pinterest Suing Pintrips Over Trademark Dispute

TechCrunch is reporting that Pinterest has filed a trademark infringement suit against personal travel planning startup Pintrips. In addition to trademark infringement, Pinterest is suing Pintrips for trademark dilution,  unfair competition and false designation of origin. “This action arises from Pintrips’ decision to adopt a social media brand that is confusingly similar to Pinterest’s, and its refusal

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